Veio
Regional Natural Park


Province of Rome

Surface area
14.984 ha
Year of establishment
1997
Municipalities involved in the Lazio Region
Campagnano di Roma, Castel Nuovo di Porto, Formello, Magliano Romano, Mazzano Romano, Morlupo, Riano, Roma (Municipio XX), Sacrofano
Park authority
Ente Parco
Park headquarters
Via F. Cavallotti, 18
00063 Campagnano di Roma
Tel.
069042774
Fax
0690154548

E mail:
info@parcodiveio.it

WEB:
http://www.parcodiveio.it
http://www.parchilazio.it
http://www.parks.it/parco.veio

HOW TO GET THERE:
By car
From the North: A1 motorway; Fiano Romano exit. Follow road signs to Capena and then Morlupo.
From the South: GRA (Rome ring-road), exit 6 (Via Flaminia), exit 3 (Via Cassia) or exit 5 (Via Cassia Veientana). All three roads cross the park.
By train
The park can be reached from the Piazzale Flaminio station, Roma Nord line to Civita Castellana-Viterbo; or metropolitan railway San Pietro La Storta, La Giustiniana, Castelluccia and La Storta stations
Piazzale Flaminio- Prima Porta railway line and Rome-Viterbo FM3 line; stops in Due Ponti, Grottarossa, Saxa Rubra, Prima Porta, Montebello, Riano, Sacrofano, Castelnuovo di Porto and Morlupo
By bus
COTRAL Lepanto terminus, various buses goalong the Via Cassia and Via Flaminia; Saxa Rubra terminus, buses go along the Via Flaminia and Via Cassia bis.


INFORMATION AND USEFUL NUMBERS:
Tourist Office
Mazzano Romano - Piazza Giovanni XXIII
Tel. 069049592
Sacrofano - Piazza Mercato, 1

TERRITORY:
Bounded by the consular roads of the Via Cassia to the west, the Via Flaminia to the east and the Via Campagnanese to the north, the Park of Veio has a landscape typical of the Rome campagna with large tufaceous tablelands (resulting from the ancient volcanic activity of the Sabatino Volcano), interrupted by deep ditches and valleys. The presence of thermal springs bears witness to the former vulcanic activity.

FLORA:
The vegetation is very varied. It is possible to find mixed deciduous woods (downy oak, Turkey-oak, bay- oak, maple), Mediterranean macchia (holm-oak, cistus , strawberry tree) and evergreen oak woods.

FAUNA:
145 species of animals have been counted in the park, some of which extremely rare. The bird population includes many species of nesting and migratory birds - birds of prey in particular, such as the black kite, buzzard and kestrel. Among the Mammals are porcupines, badgers, wild boars and foxes. Amphibians and reptiles include newts, green and Greek frogs, turtles, four-lined rat snake and Aesculapian snakes.

ART AND HISTORY:
The area contains very important remains of the Etruscan culture and civilization. In fact, the powerful Etruscan town of Veii was located here, of which important ruins remain, like one of the town gates, Porta Ponte Sodo (5th century BC). There are also many tombs, including the Tomb of the Ducks (7th century BC.), Italy's oldest painted tomb.
Dating to the same period is the Temple of Apollo (7th century BC). Dating to the Roman period are the Villa of Livia, near Prima Porta (first century BC); the Villa of Lucius Verus near the Tomb of Nero (8 km along the Via Cassia); the Villa of Casale Ghella (11km along the Via Cassia) and the Celsa (12.7 km along the Via Flaminia Vecchia), Nasoni and Fadilla tombs (AD 100 ).
Of remarkable artistic value are the castle and village of Isola Farnese (9th-11th century BC), the Sanctuary of Sorbo (15th century), the Mola Paradisi (millstone) ( 16th century.), Casale of Malborghetto (19.2 km along the Via Flaminia).

FESTIVALS AND HOLIDAYS:
Campagnano di Roma
First Sunday after January 17th: S. Antonio Abate's Day
Last Sunday of April or first Sunday of May: Festa del Baccanale
Traditional feast with wine tasting and artichokes baked in the embers of vine shoots.
25 April: St Mark's Day
29 August: SS. Giovanni and Celestino's Day
Castelnuovo di Porto
First Sunday after 17 January: S. Antonio Abate's Day
Second Sunday after 17 January: St Sebastian's Day
First weekend of September: S. Antonino's Day
Third Sunday of October: "Polenta" Fair
Formello
17 January: S. Antonio Abate's Day
First Tuesday after Easter: S. Maria del Sorbo's Day
9-11 August: SS. Lorenzo and Prudenzio's Day
October: Wine Festival
Dicembre: Olive Oil Festival
Magliano Romano
17 January: S. Antonio Abate's Day
Month of April: Sheep Fair
4th Sunday of June: SS. Giovanni and Prundenziana's Day
4th Sunday of October: Christ the King - "Raspellone" Fair (raspellone is a kind of sweet)
Mazzano Romano
First Sunday after 17 January: S. Antonio Abate's Day
May 1st: SS. Philip and James' Day
First Sunday of September: St Nicholas' Day - Sagra della Bruschetta e della Salsiccia (toasted bread and sausages)
Morlupo
14-16 August: Feast of the Assumption
22-24 October: Sausage fair
Riano
17 January: S. Antonio Abate's Day
Last weekend of June and first days of July: S. Giorgio's Day
First Sunday of September: Fig fair
8 December: "Pangiallo" fair
Sacrofano
First Sunday after 17 January: S. Antonio Abate's Day
3 February: S. Biagio's Day
Third Sunday of June: SS. Biagio and Geminiano's Day. Shows, concerts and sport competitions (including a spectacular race of thoroughbreds )
First Sunday of October: Madonna del Rosario's Day
6 December: St Nicholas' of Bari's Day

EXCURSIONS, GUIDED TOURS, OPEN-AIR ACTIVITIES:
Reservations for guided tours
Tel. 069042774 or fax 06.90154548 from Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m -5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Riding stables
C.P.R. Quarterhorses
Via della Vaccareccia
Tel. 069075336
Morlupo
Circolo Ippico Sacrofano Via Monte Cucco
Tel. 069071672
Roma
B. & B. Farm
Via Cassia, km 21,250
Tel. 0630880319
Sacrofano
Maiorchini
F. loc. Pineto - Tel. 069084374
Stefanelli
B. Via Pineto - Tel. 069084311

FOOD:
"Acquacotta" (soup with vegetables and toasted bread), "tozzetti" (hard biscuits with hazelnuts), walnut liqueur.

 


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 Accomomdation in this park

 Hotels:
 Bela Motel
 Cassia
 Colony - Flaminio
 Da Giovanni
 Da Pacetti
 Drive Park Hotel
 Flaminius
 Giotto
 Hotel Clarice
 Il Postiglione
 Quattro Pini
 Ristorante Albergo Benigni Srl

 Hotel Tourist Residences:
 Borgo Bamboccio
 La Cerquetta

 Guesthouse:

 Holiday Homes:
 Adinolfi Maurizio
 Brodolini Daniela
 Collegio Scozzese
 Villa San Romano

 Rooms for Rent:
 Happy Days
 Roberti Giuseppe

 B&B:
 Annamaria B&B
 Attico Interno N' 7
 Benvenuti B&B
 Biancospino
 Birland B&B
 Casa dei Girasoli
 Casa Femminile e Famiglia B&B
 Casale Vecchio La Vaccareccia B&B
 Cassia Viridis Justiniana B&B
 Cavolelli
 Crepuscolo B&B
 Di Giorgio Leda B&B
 Garden B&B
 GQuattrog
 Green House
 Grottarossa B&B
 Il Sole e la Luna
 King B&B
 L'Ulivo B&B
 La Casa del Sole B&B
 Leonetti a Grottarossa - Igloo B&B
 Lory House
 Mario e Antonietta B&B
 Orli B&B
 Terrazza del Borgo
 Un Villino sulla Cassia B&B
 Via due Ponti B&B
 Villa di Livia B&B
 Villa Laura B&B
 Villa Paola B&B

 Farm Holiday:
 Francalancia
 La Rosa dei Venti
 Vivai Monte Caminetto

 Hostels:

 Camping sites:
 Camping Tiber Roma
 Happy Camping & Village
 Village Camping Flaminio

 Protected Areas:
 National Park 
 State Natural Reserve 
 Regional Natural Reserve 
 Regional Natural Park 
 Archaeological Natural Park 
 Urban Park 
 Suburban Park 
 Wilderness Area 
 Natural Monument 
 Legambiente Oasis 
 WWF Oasis 
 WWF Refuge 
 Wetland of International Importance (RAMSAR) 
 Regional Natural Reserves belonging to the City of Rome 
 Urban Park belonging to the City of Rome 
 Natural Monument belonging to the City of Rome 
 Marine Area 
  

 Provinces:
 Province of Frosinone 
 Province of Latina 
 Province of Rieti 
 Province of Viterbo 
 Province of Rome 
 Interprovincial protected areas 
 Municipality of Rome - Areas run by the RomaNatura Agency 
  

 Accomomdation:
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